Understanding human adaptation to climate change in forest ecosystems
Climate change is expected to alter forest ecosystems in the United States, increasing risks of wildfire, drought, flooding, and forest diseases. Understanding factors in whether and how humans modify their behavior in response to climate-related changes is important for designing policy to facilitate climate adaptation as well as for improving predictions of natural climate feedbacks. This project will investigate human adaptation to climate change with a focus on fire. The researchers will study individuals who manage forestland in fire-prone areas and how their awareness, risk perceptions, and management behaviors may change over time in response to climate-related changes. The goal of the research is to improve basic understanding of and methods for projecting socio-ecological interactions in the context of climate change through development of conceptual and simple quantitative models of human adaptation.
Hypoxia-inducible factor 2α (HIF-2α) promotes colon cancer growth by potentiating Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) activity
Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry